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Counselor / Therapist in Fair Oaks, CA

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Mary Guzik, MSW, LCSW

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Affordable Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling
As an experienced licensed therapist, I can work with you to identify the problem areas in your life. Together, we can create a plan for change, develop new skills for stronger connections, and create healthier interactions in your daily living.

Yes, I know counseling can be costly. However, therapy is an investment. The investment is in improving your emotional well-being. In an attempt to ease the stress of the expense, I offer sliding scale fees depending on one’s ability to pay.

Now that you are here, you have taken the first step in building healthier more satisfying life. If you would like to get a better sense of who I am and how I can help you, I offer A Free ½ Hour Initial Phone Consultation.
Bio
Professional Experience:

I began my career as a therapist later in life after raising my children. While in school earning my Master’s Degree in Social Work, I interned and then was hired as an advocate for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office’s, Domestic Violence Unit.

I also interned at The Family Service Agency offering counseling services to individuals in need. After graduation, I worked with offenders of domestic violence facilitating anger management groups.

Since 2000, I have been providing couples, individual and family counseling to people who face difficult struggles in their lives. As do many clinicians, I work with a variety of clients with differing issues. My areas of special training and experience include relationship problems, conflict resolution, anger management, co-parenting, parenting struggles, and domestic violence. Other areas of special training include work with depression/anxiety, substance abuse, child/sexual abuse, bonding and attachment issues, as well as other areas of life’s struggles.

Because I strive to provide the best therapeutic services to my clients, I consistently work at becoming more educated by attending conferences, workshops and reading professional materials.

As a Therapist:

The characteristics that I feel are paramount in fostering a quality connection between my client(s) and myself involve my ability to compassionately listen without judgment. Because very personal issues are revealed in counseling, often causing anxiety or fear, I attempt to alleviate these feelings by genuinely demonstrating my empathy and concern.

Although I am caring and understanding, I feel that in my work as a therapist it is essential to honestly point out behaviors, actions and concerns I am observing. Sometimes this may be difficult for my client(s); however, I feel it is an important element of change and personal growth.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Sexual Dysfunction
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Domestic Violence  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)  Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Education/Training
Bachelors of Social Work at CSUS, Masters of Social Work at CSUS. Licensed Clinical Social Work
Memberships
California Association for Marriage and Family Therapist
Payments Accepted
Cash, Checks, Credit or Victim of Crime
Hours:By Appointment Only
Cost/Session:Sliding Scale
License:LCS 25297 CA
Recommendations
Jason Quarles. 9/8/2011
I have to say that after seeing a few different people for my anger issues upon returning from Iraq, and having it be a court-ordered program, I was a little skeptical about Mary and her ability to help me. That was quickly removed and I felt as comfortable talking with her and working through the Anger Management book, as well as other issues I was facing, as though I had known her for years. She is a caring individual and makes you figure out the root causes to your problems. I thank her very much everyday for giving me my life and personality back.
Location
5050 Sunrise Blvd., Suite C-5
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